Kick Master is an action game developed by KID and published by Taito Corporation for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1992. The game has some role-playing game elements, such as leveling up, and is also one of the first NES games to feature parallax scrolling. Kick Master resembles early games in the Castlevania series. Enemies are fought using martial arts kicks and magic spells. Defeated enemies drop three items that will either help or hurt the player character Thonolan. When Thonolan gains a level, his maximum MP is increased and new moves are learned.
The castle of Lowrel is attacked and burned by the monsters and magic of the powerful witch Belzed (curiously, Western sources such as Nintendo Power described Belzed as a male). In the attack, the King and the Queen are slain and their only child, Princess Silphee, is kidnapped. The king's guards were all killed, except for the knight Macren. He and his younger brother, Thonolan, an aspiring martial artist, take off on a long journey to free the princess. As the fight against Belzed's minions commences, Macren is mortally wounded by a skeleton. With his dying breath, he pleads his brother to use his 'great kicking skills' to avenge him.
There are a total of eight destinations that Thanolan must bravely journey through before confronting and defeating Belzed:
Witches' Forest - A small forest that exists just outside of the Castle Lowel. The skeletal forces that attacked the kingdom came from this area and are led by the witch Druilla serving under Belzed.
Caverns of No Return
Belzed's First Stronghold - A stronghold that was once used by Belzed but is now abandoned. Left in her stead as a guardian is the lightning-wielding gargoyle.
Bottomless Crevasse - Beyond the stronghold is a series of crevasses along a mountainside. A fire-breathing chimerae seeking to end Thonolan's quest awaits him here.
Aboard the Ship of Strife
Across the Swamps
Long Way From Home - What appears to be a dungeon of sorts within Belzed's castle. Not being satisfied with the all of the destruction that she has caused, Belzed even used magic to create evil doppelgangers of both Thanolan and his brother - which lurk about this dungeon.
Sector 8: Belzed's Haunted Tower
If the player manages to complete the game, the evil Belzed is destroyed and Thonolan rescues the princess Silphee. He then torches down Belzed's Tower and disappears, never to be heard from again. The player is then given an opportunity to try to beat the game again on a higher difficulty level. There are a total of three difficulty levels in this game. Once the third difficulty level is complete, the credits will roll.
This version of Kick Master was designed for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), which was an eight-bit video game console manufactured
by Nintendo in the years 1983 - 2003. In that time, it was the best-selling video game console for which more than 700 licensed games and a number of non-licensed
games were created. Worldwide, approximately 62 million units of this console were sold at approximately price $ 100 per unit. More information about the
NES console can be found here.
Recommended Game Controllers:
You can control this game easily by using the keyboard of your PC (see the table next to the game). However, for maximum gaming enjoyment, we strongly recommend using a USB gamepad that you simply plug into the USB port of your computer. If you do not have a gamepad, you can buy one of these NES controllers:
Available online emulators:
5 different online emulators are available for Kick Master. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For
maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic
features of each emulator available for this game Kick Master are summarized in the following table:
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